Signs are good for school’s lat­est fundrais­ing pro­ject

Pupils ex­cited to learn from deaf pop star Fletch

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The school is tak­ing part in sign2sing, a fundrais­ing event or­gan­ised by Bea­cons­field-based Deaf Health Char­ity SignHealth for chil­dren in the UK and Uganda

The school re­ceived a spe­cial visit from deaf pop star Fletch, who taught year five chil­dren the song and signs.

They chil­dren will now be pass­ing on their new skills to fel­low pupils in prepa­ra­tion for sign2sing, which takes place be­tween Fe­bru­ary 1-7.

Head­teacher, El­iz­a­beth Un­der­wood, said: “The chil­dren were re­ally ex­cited to meet Fletch and picked up the song and signs re­ally quickly. With the help of the year five pupils and the won­der­ful re­sources pro­vided by sign2sing, the other chil­dren at the school should soon be just as good.

“The school has taken part in sign2sing in pre­vi­ous years so we know that it is a fun way to raise funds for a re­ally im­por­tant cause. The chil­dren re­ally en­joy get­ting in­volved, you can see their con­fi­dence grow as they learn the song and signs.”

There is

still time

for schools, busi­nesses, choirs and com­mu­nity groups to take part in sign2sing.

You don’t need to be an ex­pert signer or an ex­cel­lent singer as all the re­sources needed to take part are avail­able if you reg­is­ter, in­clud­ing back­ing tracks and video tu­to­rial.

To reg­is­ter go to www. sign2sing.org.uk.

Stu­dents at Chal­font St Peter CofE Academy have been learn­ing sign lan­guage to help raise funds for char­ity

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